RENAISSANCE OF WARD 5 CONTINUES WITH LARGEST RESIDENTIAL ANNEXATION AND NEW BUSINESS OPENING
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Renaissance of the City of Tucson’s Council Ward 5 continued with the opening of another new business and the largest residential annexation in recent memory.
Thursday, October 12, ArcPoint Labs of Tucson, opened their doors at their location at 6401 S. Country Club.
ArcPoint Labs conduct drug testing, Arizona and Federal Departments of Compliance and background checks for individuals and for businesses. The owners of the Tucson ArcPoint are Wendell Long and Colleen Edwards.
“I and my office met with Wendell and Colleen and look forward to working with them to expand their business in Ward 5,” Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres said. “Every business that opens means employment opportunity and sales tax revenue the City uses to pay for the core services of police, fire, streets and parks.
At the October 10, Tucson Mayor and Council meeting, they voted 7-0 to approve Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres motion to accept the annexation of more than 652 acres, southeast of South Swan and East Valencia roads and north of the Los Reales landfill, with estimates that the annexation will bring in a combined $25 million in revenues over the next decade.
This annexation will bring in more than 1,600 homes and a population of more than 3,100 people, as well as businesses, such as the Triple T Truck Stop, Freightliner, Circle K, Taco Bell, Pilot Travel Center and other small businesses.
“I want to welcome the people from Tucson’s most recent annexation district into Ward 5,” Councilmember Richard Fimbres said. “My office and Tucson’s Police, Fire and Environmental Services Departments look forward to serving the good citizens in the South Swan and East Valencia areas.”
Councilmember Fimbres wanted to thank the neighbors who signed petitions and expressed interest, as well as City staff, for their hard work, holding meetings and forums on what the City of Tucson and Ward 5 office can offer the residents with city services.
Both the largest commercial annexation and the largest residential in recent memory has come in Tucson’s Ward 5.